I have a confession...
sometimes I let my kid be sneaky..
like when I tell him he can't have a toy in bed..
but then I spy it under the covers...
I get my parent voice on and take it away..
I pretend not to see it.
He has such satisfaction,
that I didn't find it..
that he got away with something..
I really don't know what I am fostering here..
maybe a future kleptomaniac..
that will be fun..
But in a way..
I feel like I am giving him some independence..
to have a little secret
all his own..
even if sneaky and against the rules..
He must think I'm inept..
unable to see the toy clearly in his bed..
but I advert my eyes as he quickly covers it up..
and turns to sleep..
our little sneaky game.